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Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

Target demographics: Build a global community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 66,000 international families and 21,000 local program participants and visitors

Geographic areas served: Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, United States

Programs: International programs for children, educational and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House Museum and National Historic Landmark Site

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 DBallai

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been closely involved with PSBI for more than a decade, and have watched this fine organization serve the needs of disadvantaged children/families abroad for many years. In 2012, I traveled to Vietnam/Cambodia with members of PSBI. During our trip, we visited several schools/orphanages, with one in particular serving handicapped children literally discarded by the people of Vietnam. As we toured the facility where the youngest infants were crammed into cribs, we saw a volunteer aid worker bandaging the hands and feet of several babies. When asked about this, the reply; "at night, large rats come in through the open windows and chew on their fleshy fingers and toes." What did PSBI do when they learned about this? They marshaled their high school leadership students who then worked in collaboration with PSBI to fund screens for the doors and windows protecting the children from further injury. This is just one small example of the myriad services PSBI provides in caring for the needs of the disadvantaged, while promoting the vision of Pearl Buck in teaching culture sensitivity to those who have. This organization deserves recognition and support in order to continue to help those in need, and I'm proud to play a very small part in their aide to others. The attached photo doesn't begin to demonstrate the standard of living of children in so many parts of the world, including those we visited in Cambodia. PSBI is making a difference.

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pearlsbuck Thank you, Dave. Your testimonial is powerful and important. We are so appreciative of you putting your experiences into words and sharing it on GreatNonprofits. We’re even more appreciative of all you have contributed and continue to contribute to Pearl S. Buck International and the needs of disadvantaged children abroad.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Pearl Buck is an incredible organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. Because of their great work, we were able to adopt our son from Russia 22 years ago. We are forever in their debt and know many other children and families are too!

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pearlsbuck 08/08/2017

Thank you for your endorsement ... and for sharing how your life and the life of your son was changed through the work of Pearl S. Buck International.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with PSBI for 30 years and watched sponsor children grow into adulthood and to be productive members of society.
The organization is small and thus sponsors get personally to know staff, who while being 'employees' are really concerned and involed in the lives of the children and sponsors.

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pearlsbuck 08/08/2017

Thank you for your review ... and for sharing the story of your involvement with Pearl S. Buck International. We appreciate you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are using PSBI to adopt a baby from China. They have been wonderful! PSBI has helped us navigate the uncertainty of International adoption, and smooth the inevitable up's and down's. While I've observed other agencies engaging in questionable behaviors to place children, PSBI is honest, professional, trustworthy and always "does the right thing". It has been a pleasure working with them to grow our family.